Training Downloads

Training for adults

Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we hope that you will get every bit as much out of it as you put in. Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of adults within the Movement.

To support adults in Scouting, the Association provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies.

Some elements of training can count towards externally-recognised qualifications, and within the movement there are also awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.

Training Resources

The resources below provide an introduction to and overview of The Scout Associations’ Adult Training Scheme. They are a great source of information for any questions that you might have about training. The Training Advisers Guide and Adults Personal File also provide information about the validation criteria for each module.

Adult Training Scheme (PDF)

Module Matrix (PDF)

Adult’s Personal File (PDF)

Adult’s Personal File for Section Leaders (PDF)

Training Adviser’s Guide (PDF)

Please note, that there has been an amendment issued to the above documents. If a member of the Executive Committee has already completed Module 1: Essential Information, they do not need to undertake the new version of Module 1: Essential Information for Executive Committee Members. However, as this new module is tailored to the responsibilities of an Executive Committee, they are strongly encouraged to carry out this additional training.

Further guidance on who should complete the new version of Module 1, can be found in the relevant FAQs.

Resources for learners contains materials, links and further reading on each of the modules with the adult training scheme.

Ongoing learning resources

Training Diary Download